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City of Melton

Five year age groups

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There were 887 people over the age of 85 living in the City of Melton in 2016, with largest age group being 5 to 9 year olds.

The Age Structure of the City of Melton provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the City of Melton's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Five year age groups present a classic age profile of the population. Each age group covers exactly five years, which enables direct comparison between each group.

To get a more complete picture the City of Melton's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.


Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
City of Melton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
0 to 411,4738.56.410,1239.36.5+1,350
5 to 911,8238.76.28,9088.26.0+2,915
10 to 1410,0497.45.77,9757.35.9+2,074
15 to 198,8836.66.07,2726.76.3+1,611
20 to 248,6166.47.47,2886.77.5+1,328
25 to 299,6787.18.18,6347.97.9+1,044
30 to 3411,2758.38.210,1319.37.5+1,144
35 to 3911,6918.67.310,0139.27.5+1,678
40 to 4411,1648.27.08,5087.87.5+2,656
45 to 499,2996.96.96,9436.46.9+2,356
50 to 547,5915.66.26,1405.66.4+1,451
55 to 596,5304.85.75,6255.15.6+905
60 to 645,9604.44.94,5484.25.1+1,412
65 to 694,7623.54.42,7282.53.9+2,034
70 to 742,9122.23.31,7351.63.0+1,177
75 to 791,7641.32.51,2101.12.4+554
80 to 841,0880.81.98260.82.0+262
85 and over8870.72.06510.61.8+236
Total population135,445100.0100.0109,258100.0100.0+26,187
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of the City of Melton in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 24.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 8.4% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.3% and 14.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the age structure of the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (8.7% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (8.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (7.4% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (8.6% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, City of Melton's population increased by 26,187 people (24.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 4.39% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 5 to 9 (+2,915 persons)
  • 40 to 44 (+2,656 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (+2,356 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (+2,074 persons)